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An American expatriate like Peggy Guggenheim, Man Ray arrived in Europe in 1921 soon establishing himself as the unofficial photographer of the elite and artistic crowds of Paris. It was thus fitting that he was to record Peggy, on several occasions. This print belongs to a photo session for the Swedish weekly Bonniers Veckotidnig, for an article on influential foreigners living in Paris. This photograph has become symbolic of Peggy’s graceful youth and social standing. She is wearing a cloth-of-gold evening dress by Paul Poiret and a headdress by Vera Stravinsky.